For this week, I had this epiphany. I lovved the clear clutch tutorials that the DIY world have been tackling for quite some time, I mean I loved all of them. So how was I supposed to decide which one to truly tackle? Well, here's a DIY that will show you the steps to create a clear clutch that is *interchangeable* in design. Exciting right?
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- Laminating Sheets (OfficeMax has some self-sealing ones...get those!)
- Clear Cosmetic Bag (Amazon has a wide selection of these here)
- Scissors (not shown)
- Embellishments (your choice!)
1) Find the perfect cosmetic clutch bag OR make your own using plastic clear sheets (look at my inspiration page for some DIYs that instruct on how to make your own clear clutch here)
I went to Meijers (a big chain grocery store) and picked up this $10 snap-apart cosmetic bag (by Studio M) that comes with cute toiletries holder. Yay "free" stuff!
2) Peel off the sticky side of a laminating sheet and lay down a design using your embellishments (the flatter the better. Think glitter, leaves, flowers, etc...). A different route you can take is to just stud/ glue on embellishments on just a plain plastic sheet.
3) Take another laminating sheet, and literally laminate your design (aka press the sticky sides together, and to the best of your abilities flatten the two sheets together). Line this sheet up with your bag and trim off the excess.
4) If your bag is designed like mine, you can just slide the sheet in the bag to create a design. If not, you can always attach velcro or snaps to the sheet and the bag to hold it in place. The best thing about this is you can create multiple designs and interchange the designs as you see fit. I decided that 2X a week is not enough to satiate my blogging needs, so I will be introducing random posts Tuesdays, and this Tuesday, I will show you different variations of this DIY!
edit: also, last minute edits ie cut off the handles, things like that.
5) Stuff all your goods in your bag. If you're having problems with your design sheet sliding around because of all the stuff, I really suggest finding a way to secure the sheet to the bag.
That's it! See you Tuesday!